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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 94%
Melissa Bean 89%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 78%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Dan Boren 63%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 6%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 76%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 88%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 78%
Mike Castle 44%
Linc Chafee 41%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 11%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 29%
Kent Conrad 73%
Jerry Costello 89%
Larry Craig 6%
Robert Cramer 56%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 89%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 56%
Thomas Davis III 11%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 82%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 12%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 82%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 89%
Vern Ehlers 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 94%
Michael Ferguson 11%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 33%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
Bart Gordon 67%
Mark Green 22%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 13%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 78%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 89%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 89%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 6%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 86%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 33%
Timothy Johnson 82%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 22%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 11%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 76%
James Kolbe 11%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 11%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 22%
Mary Landrieu 76%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 67%
Carl Levin 88%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 82%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 12%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 67%
Melquiades Martinez 6%
Jim Matheson 89%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 11%
James McCrery III 11%
John McHugh 11%
Mike McIntyre 67%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 88%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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